WASHINGTON, D.C. (KNOE 8 News) - The West Monroe High School Marching Band marched proudly past the bandstand where President Donald Trump waved and moved to the music they were playing.
The band raised more than $175,000 to make the trip to D.C. possible for everyone in the band. The band was also joined by the dance troop. The band has been in Washington for the past few days touring the monuments and museums. And, they're having a lot of fun in the process.
Friday evening, following the parade, the students will return to their hotel where they will have their very own Inaugural banquet and ball. Congratulations to the band and Director Robert Freeman for making Louisiana Proud.
Inauguration Day is just hours away and the excitement is growing in D.C. As we prepare to inaugurate the 45th President, the West Monroe High School Band prepares for the performance of a lifetime.
KNOE’s Chris Brown is in the Capitol with exclusive coverage of the inaugural and West Monroe Band’s performance in the parade Friday.
Thursday, 200 plus band members and chaperones visited the 911 Memorial and the Pentagon.
They’ve visited several monuments and museums already as part of their trip, and we’ve been sharing their video clips of the experience on KNOE 8 News and KAQY News Now.
After students march in the inaugural parade past the new President, they will enjoy the remainder of the day with a special “Band Members-Only Inaugural Ball at the hotel where they are staying.
West Monroe is one of nine high school bands performing in the parade, and the only band from Louisiana.